Tools are as necessary to a man as handbags are to women, you simply cannot have enough tools!
This section shows how to use some basic tools and also describes what some more obscure and less well known tools are used for.
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How to use a torque wrench to set fasteners to a specific torque setting.
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Wood can easily and quickly be shaped with an angle grinder using a flexible sanding pad and abrasive disc. In this video I scallop a piece of wood using this technique. This is also a fast and efficient way of removing excess timber, or rounding off shar
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Installing a disc on to an angle grinder is not as simple as it first seems. Many Angle grinders are purchased with poor instructions. This video shows how to mount a cutting disc or grinding disc to an angle grinder. Many people are not aware that abrasi
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Chalk Lines can be purchased for less than £5 and can make marking out much easier, just hook the chalk line over a screw head, pull the line tight and then snap the chalk line down. This will leave a straight chalk line for you to follow.
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Storing tools can be difficult especially if you have a large amount. I realised that I was wasting hours each week simply looking for the correct tools. Now the tools are stored correctly I know exactly where they are, all of the time.
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A hacksaw is a very handy tool when working with metal or plastics and is a cheap way to cut these materials. This video shows how to fit the blade and cut metal using a hacksaw.
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A spirit level is very useful when doing a wide variety of DIY projects from wallpapering to installing decking. This video shows how to use a spirit level in normal use and also how to use a level to calculate a fall when installing decking.
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Drilling through hardened steel is now possible using ARTU multipurpose drill bits.
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Cheap tools are often false economy and can make your job ten times harder. Buy cheap buy twice is a motto that is very true
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The trend angle fix is very useful for cutting mitre joints. The tool is geared and the indicator flag on the top of the tool indicates exactly where the blade needs to be in order to cut a perfect mitre, the machine does this by automatically halving the
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Circular saws can be extremely useful if used correctly but each year thousands of people are injured by these saws. Many of the accidents can be avoided by using the saws correctly, this video addresses some of the issues and will hopefully make people m
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Hinge drills or hinge siting drills are a very useful drill for ensuring that the screw pilot hole is drilled in the dead centre of the hinge fixing hole. Please ensure that you do not buy a cheap set of these as they will not work as well as a decent qua
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A biscuit joiner, sometimes called a biscuit jointer or plate jointer is useful when making widening joints.
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Some important safety considerations before using an angle grinder or cut off saw
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practical advice when considering buying a new cordless drill. For some people this can be a confusing issue and so hopefully this video will help to explain a few things.
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Apart from the chuck an SDS machine is far more powerful for drilling masonry due to the built in pneumatic hammer as this video demonstrates